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United Methodist HEF |

NAMED ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS GENERAL APPLICATION


DEADLINE EXTENDED


March 8, 2014


is the new deadline to apply for a Named Endowed Scholarship!



GENERAL APPLICATION GUIDELINES



The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) General Application is used for a number of named scholarship funds established by various donors. Some of the funds stipulate that applicants meet certain eligibility criteria, i.e., resident of specific conference, majoring in specified field, etc. Scholarship fund descriptions are available at www.umhef.org. Please send only one application. Applicant will be considered for only one award from UMHEF funds during an academic year.

DEADLINE: Application and all required documents must be postmarked no later than March 1.
Applications will be accepted beginning January 2 each year for the following academic year. Faxes or photocopies of completed application and supporting documentation will not be accepted.

BASIC CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS:
Must be an active, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to applying. Members of other Methodist denominations are not eligible. International students must be attending a United Methodist-related institution in the United States.
Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time degree program (graduate or undergraduate) at a regionally accredited educational institution in the U.S. Priority is given to applicants enrolled or planning to enroll in a United Methodist-related institution. Doctoral (PhD) candidates are not eligible.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Complete in full. Every question must be answered and all sections of the form must be completed; please type or print legibly.
Applications not complete by the deadline date will not be considered by the Scholarships Committee.
An Official Transcript (no copies) of your most recent academic work (with grades through Fall Semester) must be submitted with your application.
Letters of Recommendation: Instructions for each letter are printed on page 5 of the application. It is important that these letters be enclosed with your complete application when it is mailed to UMHEF.
Applicant's essay:On a separate sheet of paper, write an essay of 200 words or less, including information as indicated in Applicant's Essay Guidelines on page 5 of the application.
SEND ONLY ONE APPLICATION. Applicant will be considered for only one award from UMHEF funds during an academic year. Scholarship fund descriptions are available at www.umhef.org.
You are urged to have your completed application (including transcript, recommendation letters and essay) in the UMHEF office at least one month before the deadline date.

Mail completed application and required documents to:
United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
Scholarships Administrator
P.O. Box 340005
Nashville, TN 37203-0005


*** Please fill out all of the information below.
Student First Name:
Student Middle Name:
Student Last Name:
Social Security Number:
Birth Date (mm/dd/yyyy):
Age:
Male   Female  
Street Address / PO Box:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email:
Phone:
Ethnic Group: Caucasian   Asian  
Black   Hispanic  
Native American   Pacific Islander
  Other
Name of school where you plan to be enrolled in the fall:
School Name:
Academic classification in the coming fall semester:
Undergraduate: Freshman   Sophomore  
Junior   Senior  
Seminary/Graduate/Professional: First   Second  
Third   Other  
Will you be enrolled full-time in the fall? Yes   No  
GPA (most recent transcript):
Degree working toward (i.e. BA, MA, MDiv):
Major
For what career are you preparing?
If you are enrolled in Seminary, do you plan to serve as an Elder   Deacon  
What is your conference status? NA  
Certified Candidate  
Local Pastor License  
Associate Member  
Probationary Member  
Full Member  
Are you a full and active member of The United Methodist Church (for at least one year)? Yes   No  
Name of church where you are currently an active member:
Church Street Address / PO Box:
Church City:
Church State:
Church Zip Code:
Church Phone #:
Annual Conference:
Pastor's First Name:
Pastor's Last Name:
Pastor Email:
Pastor Phone #:
Institutions of Higher Education Attended; list current school first:
Institution:
Dates Attended:
Degree Earned:
Major:
Grade Point Average:
Institution:
Dates Attended:
Degree Earned:
Major:
Grade Point Average:
Institution:
Dates Attended:
Degree Earned:
Major:
Grade Point Average:
List any academic honors, awards, etc. you have received:
What factors, if any, should be taken into consideration in evaluating your academic record?
Will you be working during the college year? Yes   No  
State briefly any paid employment you have had or now have:
Title or Position:
Employed by:
Type of Work:
Dates:
Title or Position:
Employed by:
Type of Work:
Dates:
Title or Position:
Employed by:
Type of Work:
Dates:
Father's First Name:
Father's Last Name:
Occupation:
Father's Street Address / PO Box:
Father's City:
Father's State:
Father's Zip Code:
Mother's First Name:
Mother's Last Name:
Occupation:
Mother's Street Address / PO Box:
Mother's City:
Mother's State:
Mother's Zip Code:
If applicant is under age 24, check the range of your parents' gross annual income. $0-$24,999  
$25,000-$49,999  
$50,000-$99,999  
$100,000-$149,999  
$150,000+  
Please indicate whose income is reflected in this amount :
If applicant is under age 24, indicate how many persons are dependent on your parents' income and their ages:
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
This statement must be completed before your scholarship request can be reviewed.
FINANCIAL AID IS REQUESTED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR:
-

INCOME AVAILABLE to meet expenses for the academic year:
Personal funds (cash, savings, etc.): $
Total summer earnings: $
Summer earnings available for school: $
Expected earnings for academic year: $
Parental support: $
Spouse's net income, if applicable: $
Assistantships: $
Scholarships (itemize)  
$
$
$
$
Grants (itemize)  
$
$
$
Loans (itemize)  
$
$
Other income (itemize)  
$
$
$
$
$
TOTAL INCOME: $

ESTIMATED EXPENSES for the academic year:
Tuition and fees: $
Books: $
Housing: $
Food: $
Clothing and Laundry: $
Medical Care: $
Transportation (itemize)  
$
$
$
Other expenses (itemize)  
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
TOTAL EXPENSES: $
If you are a self-supporting student, list number of dependents (explain):
Have you applied for other financial aid for the academic year not listed above?
If yes, name sources:
If approved, list amount you will receive (or have received) from each source: $
List educational loans unpaid for prior years: Source: Amount:
$
$
$
$



Attachment (PDF): Named Endowed Scholarships General Application
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